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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of balance for weighing anciently used in England, apparently that variety of the steelyard commonly known as the Danish steelyard, which has a movable fulcrum and a fixed weight, the forefinger often serving as the fulcrum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A rude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A crude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England.

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